Health & Fitness

When It Comes to Kava, ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Safe

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/7 11:30P kaputk
If you’ve heard kava referred to as “nature’s Xanax,” you might be feeling eager to get your hands on this all-natural mood relaxer. But before you head to your closest kava bar for a cuppa, it’s important to know exactly what it is and exactly...

10 Strange Things Stress Can Do to Your Body

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/7 11:26P Wellness Team
For some, stress feels like your heart is about to explode out of your chest. For others, stress pops up on your skin as a rash or maybe you notice your hair falling out more than usual. Stress is part of life — but it’s not always a bad thing....

Does Your Child Snore? These Could Be the Reasons Why

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/7 11:26P Children's Health Team
Not all kids are quiet when they sleep. On average, 1 in 10 children snore during the night — and we’re not talking about the occasional little stuffy nose sound, either. This is the sort of snoring that draws comparisons to lawnmowers. It’s a...

How To Prepare for Life With Lymphoma

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/7 11:25P schneik4
A cancer diagnosis can be a scary thing, seemingly upending the lives of you and your family. It can be an emotional time of stress, anxiety and fear as you face the unknown. But once the shock of the diagnosis subsides, there are ways you can...

Face Toners: The Skin Care Product Gets a Reboot

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/6 11:30P schneik4
TV shows and movies tend to get the reboot treatment — new and improved characters, plotlines and backstories. When it comes to skin care, toner is back in the starring role thanks to its evolution from an alcohol-based solution to one that has...

What Is Citrulline?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/6 11:30P zaleska
Have you heard of citrulline? It’s an amino acid that you produce naturally. But it’s also in some foods, like watermelon, as well as sold in supplement form. There’s a lot of hype about this supplement, especially in the fitness world, says...

What To Do and What Not To Do When Your Child Is in Therapy

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/6 11:30P evansm22
You want what’s best for your kids. There’s no doubt about it. So, when your child is struggling with concentrating at school or they’re withdrawing from their friends or once-favorite activities, you want to get to the root of it. But we’re...

Recipe Adventure: Scoop Up These 8 Tasty Party Dips

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/6 11:26P Family Health Team
Dip, dip hooray! It’s party time! There’s just something about a fun-filled bash that makes dipping food feel so right. Whether you’re nibbling on veggie sticks, pita chips, crackers or some other...

Recipe: Simple Crescent Bread Rolls

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/6 11:24P Women's Health Team
Who doesn t love warm crescent rolls right out of the oven? Our simple recipe is delicious as a meal or as an appetizer. Ingredients 1 yeast cake or 1 package of dry yeast, softened in 3 tablespoons of warm water 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup warm water...

Jackfruit: What It Is and Why It’s Healthy

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/5 11:31P hollowc2
Fruit as a meat substitute ? Yep, when it’s jackfruit. This massive tree fruit flips its flavor between sweet and savory, depending on how ripe it is. So, is jackfruit good for you? Yes! Jackfruit benefits include being heart-healthy, fighting...

MD vs. DO: What’s the Difference?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/5 11:30P kaputk
Medicine is a favorite topic of television shows. If you’re a fan of Meredith Grey, Gregory House or Doogie Howser, you know all these fictional characters are MDs. But did you know there’s a type of healthcare provider called a DO? DOs aren’t...

Can Diet Cure Lymphoma? Foods To Eat and Avoid

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/5 11:27P schneik4
A healthy diet can help you feel your best — and may be an integral part of cancer prevention and treatment. This includes lymphoma , a cancer that forms in your lymphatic system and affects lymphocytes, which are cells in your immune system....

How To Care for Your Child’s Croupy Cough

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 2/5 11:27P Children's Health Team
Perhaps nothing will throw your bedtime routine for a loop quite like the sound of your little one seemingly transformed into a seal pup. The sound of your kid’s barking cough is enough to send shivers down your spine and have you running to the...

Potential move by FDA could break barriers for gay, bisexual men

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 2/5 10:00P
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration released draft guidelines to further ease restrictions for gay and bisexual men to donate blood surrounding the three-month abstinence requirement.“This recommendation is coming after years of thoughtful...

Cleveland to consider ban on sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 2/3 7:32A
On Monday night, Cleveland City leaders are expected to hear a proposal which would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within the city limits. Dr. David Margolius, the City of Cleveland's director of public health, told News 5 Cleveland...
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